The tutorial to get you going in 20 minutes

  1. Download latest image of raspberrypi.org/downloads. Install manually or via NOOBS (manual Mac instructions later).
  2. Run Electron self installing script by opening terminal and typing: curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/michmich/magicmirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash +Enter
  3. Open terminal from taskbar GUI and type: cd MagicMirror +Enter
  4. Now that you are in MagicMirror directory, type: DISPLAY=:0 npm start +Enter
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Tips and helpful commands

If keyboard does not type | (vertical pipe), try running this command in terminal: sudo setxkbmap -layout us +Enter

To rotate the monitor to portrait, mount SD card on a Mac, navigate to "config.txt" file and add lines:

display_rotate=1

avoid_warnings=1

 

Disable screensaver, in terminal, run:

sudo nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart +Enter

Add lines:

@xset s noblank

@xset s off

@xset -dpms

then edit /etc/lightdim/lightdm.conf

add line:

server-command=X -s 0 -dpms

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More tips

Autohide mouse cursor:

sudo apt-get install uncluttered

Updating time zone:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

openweathermap.org for weather API key (required)

config.units: 'imperial'

locationID can be found at http://openweathermap.org/help/city_list.txt

 

 

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This page still needs a lot of work

 

This is a rough, rough draft.

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